Are You Nutritionally Deficient?

A 2006 study of 70 healthy athletes, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, found that food alone doesn’t get the body all the nutrients it body needs, and all of them were deficient in at least three critical items. If top athletes are nutrient deficient, what about the rest of us? The 7 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies Worldwide, why are we so deficient? Why are we so deficient in key nutrients? Signs you may have nutrient deficiency.


The avocado is the subject of a recent article by Joel Marion, CISSN (which means he is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition). Here are some highlights of that excellent article. It’s the only fruit (yes, it’s a fruit, which used to be called “alligator pears”) with an unusually high amount of friendly fat, and it’s virtually sugar free! It’s loaded with dietary fiber, so it’s great for stabilizing blood glucose levels–meaning it’s great for us with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Since fluctuating blood sugar level is the hallmark trait of diabetes, we need to eat foods that help our condition. Avocados is a good stabilizer. Its high fiber content is great for helping to lower risk for heart disease, reduce the bad cholesterol, and raise the good cholesterol. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association recommends one avocado per day. It’s…


Book Review

As diabetics, we are always looking for ways to lose weight, aren’t we? I have finally found the answer for me, which is from the book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free, by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. It’s fairly new (March of 2017). Her doctorate is in Brain & Cognitive Science, and she, like me and many others, had to find a way to get past the brain’s addiction to food. Her plan does just that. The “bright Lines” are the lines you just do not cross, which are: (1) No flour, no sugar (not even sweeteners—you’ve got to delete all sweet tastes); (2) Only 3 meals per day with no snacking; (3) Amount (you weigh your food to make sure). You can get the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or wherever books are sold. I have lost slowly (1-1/2 lbs a week) but steadily, and…


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